Annoyance of low frequency noise (LFN) in the laboratory assessed by LFN-sufferers and non-sufferers

Torben Poulsen, Colin H. Hansen (Editor)

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Abstract

The effect of low frequency noise and vibration on people is an important issue for communities around many industrial facilities and an transportation systems. There are a number of research groups throughout the world which have been actively researching these effects. This book brings together, for the first time in one set of covers, over thirty papers on the effects of low frequency noise and vibration on people. The papers are arranged under five headings: • Perception thresholds for low frequency noise • Effect of low frequency noise on people in terms of annoyance and sleep deprivation • Physiological effects of low frequency noise • Perception thresholds for low frequency vibration and the effect of low frequency vibration on people in terms of comfort and annoyance • Physiological and health effects of low frequency vibration Interest in the powerful effects of low frequency noise and vibration on people is widespread; thus this work will appeal to researchers in disciplines as diverse as acoustics, vibration, psychology, occupational health and environmental health It will also appeal to researchers in academia and designers of all kinds of industrial equipment, in terms of its generation of low frequency sound and its effect on whole body vibration. Regulatory and standards bodies, as well as Trade Unions, will also be interested in this work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Effects of Low-Frequency Noise and Vibration on People
Place of Publication5 Wates Way, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9TB, United Kingdom
PublisherMulti-Science Publishing
Publication date2007
Pages177-190
ISBN (Print)0-906522-45-5
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Poulsen, T., & Hansen, C. H. (Ed.) (2007). Annoyance of low frequency noise (LFN) in the laboratory assessed by LFN-sufferers and non-sufferers. In The Effects of Low-Frequency Noise and Vibration on People (pp. 177-190). Multi-Science Publishing. http://www.multi-science.co.uk/effects_low-frequency.htm